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How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered too much?

How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered too much?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Either the recommended amount based on weight through the directions on the box or following your doctors recommendations if the recommended dose they made is higher. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Danger of infant taking 25mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Danger of infant taking 25mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Depends on variables: This would be a proper dose for a 40 lb kid & a double dose at 20lb. Overdose tends to cause nervous system symptoms. Sedation, nausea & vomiting are common. Some infants may have the opposite effect & this provides over-stimulation & excitation in some. ...Read more

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Hey can u give infants Tylenol (acetaminophen) hours after giving children benadryl?

Hey can u give infants Tylenol (acetaminophen) hours after giving children benadryl?

Yes you can: Be cautious though with antihistamines in general in infants, read the labels of all OTC drugs carefully, check with your doctor if you want to give antihistamines regularly, good luck ...Read more

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My LO is 8 mo. 20 lbs. I gave her infant Tylenol (acetaminophen). She has a thick runny nose and watery eyes (allergies) can I also give her children's benadryl?

My LO is 8 mo. 20 lbs. I gave her infant Tylenol (acetaminophen).  She has a thick runny nose and watery eyes (allergies) can I also give her children's benadryl?

Benedryl indication: Although the manufacturer does not indicate it's use in children under 2 years of age, it is not uncommon for it to be recommended 'off label' by pediatricians. Oral cetrizine is another antihistamine for allergies which does have a documented age indication for 6 months and up. Both of these medications can be safely administered with Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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How many ml of children's benadryl-d for a 14 months baby?

How many ml of children's benadryl-d for a 14 months baby?

Depends on weight: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dosing is based on weight in children. 1mg/kg/dose. So a 22# child would get 3/4tsp of the children's liquid assuming it is the 12.5mg/tsp formulation. You might want to talk to your doctor about why you are giving Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to your toddler. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or gravol be used to make a baby sleep?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or gravol be used to make a baby sleep?

Not recommended: Gravol is particularly problematic because it contains a stimulant in addition to diphenhydramine that would have unpredictable and possibly deleterious effects on infants. Generally, diphenhydramine is not recommended for infants less than 12 months of age. Better to consult your pediatrician about the sleep problem and see if an underlying cause can be identified. ...Read more

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Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have any effect on the baby during early pregnancy?

Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) have any effect on the baby during early pregnancy?

Unlikely: it is pregnancy category B drug, which means: animal studies failed to show any harm to fetuses, but no controlled human studies, usually it safe to use, but don't exceed recommended dosage, and use it for the least time needed, goodluck ...Read more

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I took two Benadryl (diphenhydramine) last night and I slept like a baby, but right now I feel really dizzy?

I took two Benadryl (diphenhydramine) last night and I slept like a baby, but right now I feel really dizzy?

Hang over effect: The components that help you sleep, can often still be in your system in the morning and cause various neurologic complaints such as dizziness. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more